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West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Exam Quiz – 7


The following quiz will have 20 General Studies Multiple Chose Questions for West Bengal Civil Service preliminary exam and also helpful other competitive exams like State PSC (BPSC, JPSC, MPSC, OPSC, RPSC, PPSC, UPPSC etc.) exams, UPSC (CDS and NDA), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) exams, Staff Selection Commission exams (CGL, CHSL and MTS) and other competitive exams.
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1. Who were the first Europeans to come Bengal?
[A] English
[B] Portuguese
[C] Dutch
[D] None of above

Correct Answer: [B] Portuguese
Explanation: The Portuguese were the first to arrive and settle in Bengal on 1535. They began their trade in Saptagram on the banks of river Saraswati and later were allowed to establish a settlement in 1575 at Hooghly by the permission of Akbar, the emperor of India. They were followed by the Dutch in Chinsurah, Danes in Serampore and the French in Chandannagar

2. ‘India House’ was established by

[A] Madanlal Dhingra
[B] Madam Bhikaji Cama
[C] Lala Hardayal
[D] Shyamji Krishnavarma

Correct Answer: [D] Shyamji Krishnavarma
Explanation: A nationalist lawyer and a journalist, Shyamji Krishnavarma was the founder of the Indian Home Rule Society, India House and The Indian Sociologist in London.

3. The ‘Treaty of Allahabad’ is a result of which one of the following battles?
[A] Battle of Plassey
[B] Battle of Buxar
[C] Third Battle of Panipat
[D] Battle of Wandiwash

Correct Answer: [B] Battle of Buxar
Explanation: The Treaty of Allahabad was signed on 12 August 1765, between the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II, and Robert Clive, of the East India Company, as a result of the Battle of Buxar of 22 October 1764.

4. Match the following list (Author and Books) using code

List-I (Author)List-II (Books)
a. Mahatma Gandhi1. India Divided
b. Ram Manohar Lohia2. India Wins Freedom
c. Dr. Rajendra Prasad3. Hind Swaraj
d. Maulana Azad4. The Wheel of History
[A] a-4 b-3 c-2 d-1
[B] a-1 b-3 c-4 d-2
[C] a-3 b-4 c-1 d-2
[D] a-2 b-3 c-4 d-1

Correct Answer: [C] a-3 b-4 c-1 d-2
Explanation: Mahatma Gandhi – Hind Swaraj; Ram Manohar Lohia – The Wheel of History; Dr. Rajendra Prasad – India Divided and Maulana Azad – India Wins Freedom

5. Which of the following was not an objective of the Indian National Congress when it was founded?

[A] Attainment of complete independence from the British.
[B] Promotion of cordial relations among the nationalist workers from different parts of the country.
[C] Development and consolidation of the feeling of national unity.
[D] Formulation of the popular demands and their presentation before the British government

Correct Answer: [A] Attainment of complete independence from the British.
Explanation: They demanded for wider powers for the councils and training in self-government but not completely independence.

6. Azamgarh Proclamation was made in which of the following movement?
[A] Santhal Uprising
[B] Revolt of 1857
[C] Non-cooperation Movement
[D] Deobandh Movement

Correct Answer: [B] Revolt of 1857
Explanation: It was made by the rebels during the revolt of 1857. This proclamation was published in the midst of the “Great Mutiny” of 1857.

7. In the name of which among the following Mughal emperors, the East India Company struck the first coins in India?

[A] Jahangir
[B] Farrukhsiyar
[C] Muhammad Shah
[D] Jahandar Shah

Correct Answer: [B] Farrukhsiyar
Explanation: In 1716 AD Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar gave permission to East India Company to mint Mughal type coins. Actual minting of coins started in 1725 AD.

8. The Archaeological Survey of India was established during the period of
[A] Warren Hastings
[B] Lord Wellesley
[C] Lord Canning
[D] William Bentinck

Correct Answer: [C] Lord Canning
Explanation: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) which was established in 1861 by Sir Alexander Cunningham with the help of the then Viceroy Canning.

9. Which one of the following types of democracy is not followed in India?

[A] Liberal democracy
[B] Representative democracy
[C] Indirect democracy
[D] Direct democracy

Correct Answer: [D] Direct democracy
Explanation: Direct democracy is a form of government in which all laws are created by a general vote of society. India does not follow direct democracy.

10. Which of the following fundamental values are not embodied by the Preamble?

[A] Political values
[B] Moral values
[C] Religious values
[D] Ethical values

Correct Answer: [C] Religious values
Explanation: The Preamble is the key to the Constitution and it embodies the basic philosophy and fundamental values—political, moral and religious —on which the Constitution is based.

11. The beginning of Parliamentary System in India can be traced back to which of the following Acts?

[A] Charter Act of 1853
[B] Government of India Act, 1858
[C] Government of India Act, 1919
[D] Government of India Act, 1935

Correct Answer: [A] Charter Act of 1853
Explanation: The Charter Act of 1853 separated, for the first time, the executive and legislative functions of the Governor General’s council. It provided for addition of six legislative councillors to the council.

12. Acquisition and loss of Indian Citizenship is clearly dealt by?

[A] Parliament
[B] Constitution
[C] Parliament along with State Legislature
[D] President

Correct Answer: [A] Parliament

13. There is parliamentary system of Government in India because the

[A] Lok Sabha is elected directly by the people
[B] Parliament can amend the Constitution
[C] Rajya Sabha cannot be dissolved
[D] Council of Ministers is responsible to the Lok Sabha

Correct Answer: [D] Council of Ministers is responsible to the Lok Sabha
Explanation: India has a parliamentary system of Government. Article 74 and Article 75 deal with the parliamentary system at the centre and Articles 163 and 164 deals with the states. Council of Ministers is responsible to the Lok Sabha is one of the features of Parliamentary form of Government.

14. What is the main source of Political Power in India?
[A] The People
[B] The Constitution
[C] The Parliament
[D] The President

Correct Answer: [A] The People
Explanation: The words ‘We, the People of India’ in the Preamble signify that the people of India are the political power in the country.

15. Suppose the Parliament wants to form a new State ‘X’ that was earlier not a part of India, then which of the following Article should be invoked?

[A] Article 1
[B] Article 2
[C] Article 3
[D] Article 4

Correct Answer: [B] Article 2
Explanation: Article 2 states that the parliament may, by law, admit new states into Union of India or establish new states on terms and conditions it deems fit.

16. Which state has introduced ‘Biodiversity Tag’ for natural products to protect biodiversity zones in February 2019?

[A] Goa
[B] Sikkim
[C] Himachal Pradesh
[D] Uttarakhand

Current Affairs February 2019

Correct Answer: [A] Goa

17. Which of the following state has declared the Indus river dolphin as the state aquatic animal in February 2019?
[A] Haryana
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Punjab
[D] Uttarakhand

Current Affairs February 2019

Correct Answer: [C] Punjab

18. Which of the following countries was signed accord in February 2019 to join as the 30th member of NATO?

[A] Austria
[B] Sweden
[C] Finland
[D] North Macedonia

Current Affairs February 2019

Correct Answer: [D] North Macedonia

19. Which country has declared Fighting Fish as the National Aquatic Animal?
[A] Sri Lanka
[B] Thailand
[C] Bangladesh
[D] Singapore

Current Affairs February 2019

Correct Answer: [B] Thailand

20. Which company unveiled India’s first indigenous semiconductor chips?

Current Affairs February 2019

Correct Answer: [B] SIGNALCHIP

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